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by PoweredByCNG
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 116551

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Pinza wrote:I’m entitled to...
There's your problem right there.
by PoweredByCNG
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Next generation railcars for Transperth
Replies: 68
Views: 52137

Re: Next generation railcars for Transperth

Bus Suggestions wrote:Not the result I was hoping for after 5 years of anticipation. Was expecting either something similar to Brisbane's new NGR trains or the Adelaide A-City 4000-Class EMUs. Too bulky for my liking.
This was the result I expected after the debacles experienced with QLD's latest acquisitions.
by PoweredByCNG
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 116551

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2019

Squiddy wrote:As has already been said, unless you have any new information you wish to share...?
Many of the differences are to do with the requirements as specified in the tender documents.
by PoweredByCNG
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 161168

Re: Private Observations 2019

tonyp wrote:The tone of the this interview seems to suggest that MB might prefer regulations to change rather than compromise on bus width.
The Citaro is an integral product. Mercedes-Benz aren't going to change their production regime just to suit a single country with such a small market.
by PoweredByCNG
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 161168

Re: Private Observations 2019

...looking at the image outline in the article I thought it was a modern-day Mercedes Citaro like you see in Europe.. Don't be surprised if the Gemilangs are delivered with Citaro fronts like the Adelaide demonstrator. ...if they keep looking at bodies from overseas, I hope they give the Polish Sol...
by PoweredByCNG
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Experience with MAN 19.320
Replies: 4
Views: 10961

Re: Experience with MAN 19.320

The engine found on the 19.320s is nothing short of extraordinary. So much power but so little noise, vibration and harshness. They're supposed to be really good on fuel too. The low amount of vibration would contribute to prolonged vehicle lifespan due to lower overall fatigue over time. It's a gre...
by PoweredByCNG
Sun May 12, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Perth Compared with other cities
Replies: 104
Views: 54592

Re: Perth Compared with other cities

It's the same anywhere in this lovely country really. No more than usual really. It must have cleaned up a lot since a friend visited there in 2005. He noticed more anti socials in the city centre than in Sydney at the time. He also said I would love the buses there, even though he wasn't and isn't...
by PoweredByCNG
Thu May 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Perth Compared with other cities
Replies: 104
Views: 54592

Re: Perth Compared with other cities

Swift wrote:Perth has classy transport, but from what I've gathered, they have some unclassy behaviour, both on buses and trains.
It's the same anywhere in this lovely country really. No more than usual really.
by PoweredByCNG
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599
Replies: 55
Views: 54086

Re: Brisbane Transport, Mercedes Benz Citaro W1599

One more thing should be mentioned: the demonstrator Citaro was equipped with a Voith 4-speed gearbox which is not good at high-speed services as it makes the engine sounds noisy, such as any routes via the southern busway like 111, 150, 140, 130, etc. Most services via the busway are utilising ZF ...
by PoweredByCNG
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Ex Transperth Mercedes CR225Ls List
Replies: 59
Views: 37044

Re: Ex Transperth Mercedes CR225Ls List

As they are only a government contract you may find that the 20yr life applies and the SA government already has a contract for a new fleet as well Adelaide's buses still have a 25 year maximum life. The NHs being withdrawn in Perth are between 18 and 20 years old so still have quite a few years le...
by PoweredByCNG
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Perth Compared with other cities
Replies: 104
Views: 54592

Re: NSW Future Rail Plan - NWRL/Metro/Harbour Crossing

Perth commuters have had mainly longitudinal seating since the inception of electric services, they have grown up not knowing anything different. Not quite true. The A-series EMUs were delivered with transverse seating throughout much of the carriages. They were not modified until they received the...
by PoweredByCNG
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Local business to help build next generation of Transperth buses
Replies: 24
Views: 20963

Re: Local business to help build next generation of Transper

I don't know of too many buses that could cover 1000km in suburban traffic without needing a refill. Even the most fuel-efficient buses will cover about 800 km safely (and that's brimmed to dry) given that they generally carry between 250 and 300-litres of fuel. Also I'm not aware of any normal rout...
by PoweredByCNG
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Local business to help build next generation of Transperth buses
Replies: 24
Views: 20963

Re: Local business to help build next generation of Transper

CNG engines still have a reason to exist, and it's a reason that isn't exploited at all in Australia. In many parts of Europe, methane emitted from sewerage and waste disposal is used as a fuel. Biogas, as this product is known, has the potential to be a renewable fuel that can be harnessed and made...
by PoweredByCNG
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Increaed widths for buses??
Replies: 7
Views: 6786

Re: Increaed widths for buses??

Agreed. Australia should have access to world-class products offered in Europe such as the 2.55m-wide Mercedes-Benz Citaro.
by PoweredByCNG
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor Buses and Singapore
Replies: 42
Views: 24772

Re: Full Low Floor Buses and Singapore

I think it's now boiling down to the fact that the Australian bus sector (agencies, operators and manufacturers/distributors) have fallen into a lazy mindset and are not rising to the challenge of providing the necessary engineering solutions to the huge rises in patronage that are now occurring as...
by PoweredByCNG
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Using Mobi Info Edit (MIE)
Replies: 131
Views: 169986

Re: Using Mobi Info Edit (MIE)

^ Disagree.

The ultimate destination suburb or landmark should be on the top line of EVERY scroll with the bottom line for terminus and intermediate route info.

For example:
MIRRABOOKA | 970
Bus Station

MIRRABOOKA | 970
Via Flinders St
by PoweredByCNG
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: MAN 10.180 HOCL 1993 6.6L 6cyl turbo
Replies: 2
Views: 8231

Re: MAN 10.180 HOCL 1993 6.6L 6cyl turbo

Gearbox would be a ZF-Ecomat 4 HP 500, possibly with Neutral at Bus Stop function. It's a very common city and intercity bus gearbox. Engine is a 6.596-litre 6-cylinder, model D 0826, either TOH (turbocharged only) or LOH (turbo & intercooled). It is an engine that loves revs, being happy to work at...
by PoweredByCNG
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?
Replies: 24
Views: 10894

Re: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?

I'm theorising Mercedes bit the bullet after the problems experienced with their computer controlled W3E110/112 series and realised the popularity of the ZF alternative. It was interesting times up to 1991 when the last Mercedes-Benz automatic gearbox left the factory. At that stage, there were dif...
by PoweredByCNG
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?
Replies: 24
Views: 10894

Re: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?

Swift wrote:Was it a joint development between ZF and Mercedes Benz and ZF were then charged with building the boxes for Mercedes use?
I believe that the engineering was done in-house at Daimler-Benz with the production outsourced to ZF.
by PoweredByCNG
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?
Replies: 24
Views: 10894

Re: When Did Computer Gearboxes Appear?

...which overcame that refusal to kick down to 1st... There's a setting on W 3 D and W 3 A gearboxes that permit them to shift into 1st gear at a higher speed. The setting is normally disabled to ensure a smoother ride over regular topography. Both Merc transmissions, as well as ZF Ecomats also occ...
by PoweredByCNG
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions
Replies: 132
Views: 66498

Re: WA Transport General Discussion & Questions - 2018

End of 2010 was the transition from Ecomat to EcoLife on the OC 500 LE/RF chassis production. Operators did not get a choice.
by PoweredByCNG
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2018
Replies: 448
Views: 115687

Re: PTA / Transperth & Private Observations - 2018

Transperthpaperbus wrote:...they already own Swan Transit.
Rubbish. CDC does NOT own Swan Transit. Transit Systems does!
by PoweredByCNG
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor Buses and Singapore
Replies: 42
Views: 24772

Re: Full Low Floor Buses and Singapore

P1050956A_edited-1.jpg P1050895.jpg My apologies for wrongly quoting the engine size for Citaros, I don't know where I got that number from! The Euro VI mode of the Citaro received a major overhaul including a completely new range of engines. The 6.4-litre and 6.9-litre engines (OM 906- and OM 926-...
by PoweredByCNG
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor Buses and Singapore
Replies: 42
Views: 24772

Re: Full Low Floor Buses and Singapore

Tim Williams wrote:Despite its relatively small 7.7lt engine, it performs well...
They actually have 6.4-litre, 286hp engines. This performance is adequate, but not the most inspiring. The MANs with their 10.5-litre, 320hp engine are far more suitable.
by PoweredByCNG
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations - January to June 2018
Replies: 849
Views: 149747

Re: STA Observations - January to June 2018

Yesterday I got on CB80 Scania 2529 to Eastgardens on a 353 still with Willoughby run plate and accreditation. Have M been shedding their CB80 fleet of late? It had a great pronounced third gear whine, something the Bustechs don't have. it sounds like they have a revised Ecolife gearbox without thi...

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